Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Your hormones play such a critical role in your body’s basic functions that an imbalance can lead to a number of different health concerns.

Hormone secretion is the language your body’s cells use to communicate with each other. Through these secretions, they coordinate your:

  • Appetite
  • Digestion
  • Immune system function
  • Mood
  • Libido
  • Reproductive development

Hormones can even transform your body, as they did when you were a teenager and went through puberty.

So what happens when your hormones fall out of balance?

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy can be used to help those whose hormones have fallen out of balance.

This treatment can help with a number of different issues, including:

  • Easing the symptoms of menopause
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Insulin resistance
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Adrenal fatigue

Bioidentical Vs. Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy

The difference between bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and the traditional methods is that the bioidentical hormones are derived from plant estrogens which are chemically identical to those found naturally within the human body.

Traditional hormones are synthetic hormones produced using a number of different methods.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Menopause

Bioidentical hormones are often used to prop up the hormone levels of menopausal women, which can help make some of the symptoms of menopause milder, including:

  • Sleep issues
  • Night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Memory loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Decreased libido
  • Pain during sex

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Cancer Support

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been shown to improve the general quality of life of cancer patients.

This is because some forms of cancer, particularly breast cancer, can interfere with estrogen receptors in your body.

In particular, bioidentical hormones can help with symptoms such as:

  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Reduced libido
  • Incontinence

Other Uses Of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of other health issues, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Cataracts
  • Tooth loss
  • Wrinkles
  • Skin aging

Please note that naturopathic doctors in Ontario are not permitted to prescribe testosterone, and as such Dr. Simona is only permitted to prescribe estrogen and progesterone hormone supplements.

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